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Finding a roof with a true Mediterranean tile look but without the excessive weight of concrete or clay has been a challenge for homeowners. Metro Roof Products is about to make it easier.
Metro has developed a new stone-coated steel roof panel, the MetroROMAN® Tile, that gives homeowners exactly the look they want while being lightweight, walkable and virtually unbreakable. Metro V.P. of Marketing, Pete Croft, announced that the MetroROMAN® Tile, initially designed for use in Europe, is being made available early next month in California and Florida.
Demand in those states is rising for such a roof because of fire-safety concerns in California and hurricane damage in Florida. Mediterranean tile-style roofs are particularly popular in those regions. But the crushing weight of concrete and clay tile systems pose engineering challenges when re-roofing most wood-frame homes.
“We know customer interest is high because of the response to us showing the MetroROMAN® Tile at a recent roofing show in Florida,” Croft says. “Response from contractors was amazing, also. Their customers have been asking for this.”
The MetroROMAN® Tile gives Metro Roof Products a line of stone-coated steel roof panels that offer virtually every shape a homeowner demands. Metro offers batten-less shake and tile profiles, a low-profile shingle with concealed fasteners, and now the Roman in a true Mediterranean tile look.
“We are taking the appeal of our current lineup of easy-to-install batten-less systems and providing an alternative for those who demand that little extra in looks,” Croft says.
Installed either ‘batten-less’ or on battens (1x4 or 2x2), the MetroROMAN® Tile panels feature half-inch vertical ribs for strength. The ribs, combined with the panels’ tight proximity to the roof deck, create solid walkability.
A patent-pending design on the overlap and sidelap details allow a clean fit to maintain the beautiful tile look. The nose and back lip are more substantial than other tile designs on the market.
Metro roof panels are backed by a 50-year limited warranty to stand against the elements. We know that installing a new roof isn’t the end of the story. Your satisfaction is ultimately our success. The Metro ROMAN Tile® comes with an outstanding warranty which serves as a reminder that we’re building a relationship – and relationships take time. At Steel Depot our philosophy is pretty straightforward – listen to the customer, provide the highest quality products and back it with the best warranty in the business! We take pride in our products and it shows – everywhere a Steel Depot roof stands!
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